Why do tight shoes hurt my Morton's neuroma?


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tight shoes lead to Houston morton's neuromaA Morton’s neuroma is formed when your metatarsal bones compress the nerve that runs between them. This pressure also causes your nerve to inflame and become painful. Wearing tight shoes causes the bones to push in even closer together and increase the pressure on the nerve. This, in turn, creates more inflammation and pain to form.


In my Houston podiatry office, my first recommendation to those I see with a Morton’s neuroma is to switch to shoes that have a wider toe box in order to reduce the extra compression on your nerve. You will be amazed how effective this simple recommendation is in reducing your pain.


If you are unable to wear you favorite shoes because of the pain it puts you in, contact Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider for a comprehensive evaluation. Bring those cute shoes with you....chances are you'll be back in them quicker than you'd expect!

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A podiatrist and foot surgeon in Houston, TX.